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3/28/2017 1:37:18 PM
The state budget deadline is just days away and no agreements have been worked out between Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders.  Assemblyman Andy Goodell, who represents Chautauqua County, says time is running out with the budget deadline on Friday.  He says primarily non-financial issues seems to be holding up the process, such as criminal justice reform and workers comp legis...read more
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2017-03-28 05:24
Two Westfield residents were arrested Tuesday for allegedly making methamphetamine inside their apartment. Westfield Police and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force began an investigation into the production of meth by people living at 63 South Portage Street after a number of citizen complaints. On Tuesday, authorities seized a quantity of items used for manufacturing meth and determined th...read more
2017-03-28 12:06
The Chautauqua County Board of Elections has completed the task of counting absentees and one affidavit ballot in a close trustee race in the village of Westfield.  On election night, incumbent Democrat Robert Cochran led Republican challenger Dennis Lutes by 11 votes.  Following today's absentee ballot counting, Cochran defeated Lutes by 5 votes.  A total of 7 ballots were either t...read more
2017-03-28 07:48
Fredonia village trustees will be holding a special meeting tomorrow evening to further discuss the grant for upgrading Barker Common. The purpose of the special meeting is to inform and update the community on the status of the state funding.  Mayor Athanasia Landis says this will give the public an added opportunity to ask questions and to receive more information about the project.  D...read more
2017-03-28 07:11
The New York State Public Service Commission will be holding four public statement hearings on New York State Electric and Gas Corporation's and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation's preparation for and response to the severe windstorms that hit Western New York and the Finger Lakes earlier this month.  The public statement hearings will be April 12th in East Aurora and April 13th in Roche...read more
2017-03-28 06:41
The Chautauqua County Board of Elections will be opening absentee ballots later this morning for the Westfield Village Elections.  Currently incumbent Democrat Robert Cochran leads Republican challenger Dennis Lutes 126 to 115.  A total of 47 absentee and affidavit ballots will be opened by the board.  The process will begin at 11 am.  WDOE News will be following developments....read more
2017-03-28 06:24
While Republicans couldn't come up with the votes to repeal Obamacare in the House last week, the problems with the Affordable Care Act also remain.  That's according to area Congressman Tom Reed, who supported the repeal of ACA.  During a conference call with area media outlets including WDOE News, the Corning Republican indicated that he expects things to get much worse by leaving Obam...read more
2017-03-28 06:11
A suspicious person call at a location on Routes 5 and 20 in the Town of Hanover earlier this month resulted in a Silver Creek man facing a drug charge.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call shortly after midnight on March 15 and discovered that 32-year-old Justin Szary had in his possession a small amount of meth.  Szary was charged with criminal possession of a co...read more
2017-03-27 12:23
An Ashville man is facing aggravated DWI after State Police responded to complaints about a reckless driver on Open Meadows Road on Sunday.  Troopers located 21-year-old Aaron Rahr and placed him under arrest after he failed multiple standard field sobriety tests.  Troopers transported Rahr to SP Jamestown where he allegedly provided a breath sample of .20 percent, or more than twice the...read more
2017-03-27 12:17
Negotiations are continuing today between Falconer village officials, building owners and contractors on beginning demolition work on the half-a-block area on Main Street in the village ravaged by last week's massive fire.  Mayor Jim Rensel was back at the scene this morning discussing the best course of action to take at 29 to 35 West Main Street.  Rensel expressed some frustration beca...read more
2017-03-27 11:26
It was not a huge power outage when compared to the major windstorm that hit Western New York earlier this month, but it caused enough disruption in the city of Dunkirk this morning, including a number of traffic lights.  The power outage was first reported around 6 am according to National Grid spokesman Steve Brady.  He says it left about 350 customers without power and involved a spur...read more
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